Liz Fields exhibits Wedding Dresses at Bride Chic: Bergen County Brides Event

Hello friends, I hope the beginning of the holiday season is going well for everyone!

I spent my Thursday night getting to know some really special people that I wanted to tell you about.

I was invited to show our wedding dresses at the Bride Chic: Bergen County Brides Cocktail Party, which was to benefit Wish Upon A Wedding - New Jersey.  This was an exclusive, one vendor per category event, so of course I was very happy to have been asked to attend.

The Bride Chic event, presented by the Women’s Club of Ridgewood New Jersey, was held in a beautiful, historic Colonial building.  I heard a few brides enquiring about the space for themselves.

Not only was this a great opportunity to showcase our Lo-Ve-La by Liz Fields wedding dress collections, but it was great fun as well!  How could it not be with delicious food, wine tasting, and of course prizes!  Oh and did I mention that  the event was emceed by Lisa Page, DJ of 92.3 and that Megin DeCarlo, of ‘My Big Friggin Wedding’ spent the night giving tips to brides-to-be!?

My new friend Nestor Cristancho, photographed this posh event, and was kind enough to share some images of our bridal gowns  for you to enjoy!

Lo-Ve-La by Liz Fields wedding dress style #9053

 Lo-Ve-La by Liz Fields wedding dress style #9003

  

Photography Courtesy of

Nestor Cristancho
Photographer
www.nestorcd.com

What should Kate Middleton wear at her wedding to Prince William?

Unless you have been living under a rock this morning, you have already heard that Kate Middleton and Prince William are engaged! I wish them all the happiness in the world and look forward to hearing more about their wedding plans in the months to come.  Of course, what I am most interested to hear about is what will she wear!?  

So Kate, on the chance that you come across this blog, I wanted to share my top 4 picks for the Liz Fields wedding dresses that I think would look the most amazing on you (because a girl’s gotta have choices).

1. The modern one-shoulder trend is at its peak right now; and with its silky organza draped bodice, beaded appliqué, and ruffle tulle embroidered skirt it would be hard not to feel like royalty in this gown, even if your name isn’t Kate Middleton.  

 

Liz Fields Bridal Gown Style 9100

2. Kate appears to be all about elegant sophistication, and an ease of style, luckily that’s exactly what Liz Fields bridal gowns are about as well!  In this dress, Kate can show off her figure with the fit and flare silhouette, and wow the on-looking crowds with the original 3-D accenting chiffon flower details. 

Liz Fields Bridal Gown Style 9105

3. Of course as the future Princess of England, you can’t go wrong with the classic ballgown silhouette!   This ballgown screams “Princess” with features such as a sweetheart neckline, a beaded corset bodice with hand-tufted skirt over a layer of embroidered lace, silky organza flowers, and rosettes throughout the gown.  

 

Liz Fields Bridal Gown Style 9108

4.  My final pick is more on the trendy side than the other three, but I have faith that Kate could pull it off without a hitch!  This bridal gown features a Square neckline, and pleated bodice with a show-stopping 3-D abstract floral embroidered skirt.  The Colored sash at waist enhances the silhouette and adds that extra pop of color.  With this bridal gown, Kate could either stick with the trendy black or choose a more traditional all white gown.   

Liz Fields Bridal Gown Style 9112

So those are my top choices, but I would love to know what yours are!  Visit www.lizfields.com and pick your favorite wedding dress for Kate to wear and leave a comment, there is nothing more fun than playing dress-up with a princess!

Thank You to Our Friends at The Wedding Chapel!

Last month was my second visit to our good friends, The Wedding Chapel, in Crystal MN, where we recently had a Liz Fields trunk show!

I always have such an amazing time when I am there, as everyone is just so warm and welcoming!

Well, last week I received such a sweet card from them in the mail I simply had to share it with all of you!

 

Thank you so much everyone, I love it!

If you would like to see pictures from this trip, drop by the Liz Fields Facebook page!

Liz Fields Runway Show Recap from the CurvySocialite.com

Tamara Walker, freelance writer, publicist, and writer/creator of the blog The Curvy Socialite, attended our Liz Fields runway show at Nolcha Fashion week, last Monday.  Below is the article she wrote about the event.  Thank you, Tamara, for the beautiful recap of our runway show!

Liz Fields Bridal Gown Style#9102- Photo Courtesy of Seth London

 

FASHION WEEK RECAP: Liz Fields Spring/Summer 2011 Fashion Show

September 18, 2010 by nyprdiva

Besides Mercedes Benz/IMG, there are other groups that hosted Fashion Week in New York this season—including NOLCHA. Started by Kerry Bannigan, a Brit with a passion for fashion and business, NOLCHA is one of the “leading business platforms for independent fashion designers and retailers” by providing educational and event resources and thus “making business easy for the fashion minded.” In the short time that NOLCHA has been around, the company has done great things for brands that may not have had the opportunity to showcase themselves to the world. So each season, when the invitation for NOLCHA Fashion Week (which ran September 13th- 16th), I make it a point to attend some of their events. This season, I was introduced to the lovely bridal and evening wear collection of Liz Fields.

Named after the designer, Liz Fields is a luxury, special occasion (weddings, black-tie, red carpet, and more) brand that last year with launched with their Spring 2010 collection. The brand’s mission is to “create gowns that women fall in love with.”  With their Spring 2011 collection, they definitely achieved that goal.

The show had almost an ethereal feel to it with the models walking barefoot (odd at first, but when you continued watching the show, it fit perfectly) on a rose petal- covered runway. Featuring the traditional hues of Spring and Summer (teals, pinks, whites, creams and yellow), the collection featured pieces that were very much about the minute details (pearl beadings, gem appliqués, floral additions, etc) as well as the overall look. Liz took into account every aspect of the dress ensuring that the woman lucky enough to wear it would look absolutely gorgeous.

 
Liz Fields& Kerry Bannigan

 

Here are a few pieces that were on display before the show….

And one of the models post-show…..

Read the whole article at:  http://curvysocialite.wordpress.com/2010/09/18/fashion-week-recap-liz-fields-springsummer-2011-fashion-show/

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Buyer Beware of Internet Schemes

We know how important your wedding day is to you.  It is supposed to be the day where you feel the most beautiful.  Imagine for a moment that you fell in love with a Liz Fields bridal gown.  As an internet savvy woman, you have searched for your gown online and discovered it selling for a price that is unmatched at any retail store location you have visited.  You know that this seems too good to be true but you order the dress quickly before the website changes their price and you lose the opportunity.  Now your wedding day is approaching and you receive your bridal gown in the mail.  In great excitement, you open that box, only to discover in horror that it is not the dress in the picture and is of a much lower quality.  You have not received a Liz Fields wedding dress but rather a cheap knock-off and you have just been scammed!

Several of our Authorized Retail locations do offer online sales through their websites, however, it is difficult to know from the home page who is an Authorized Retailer and who is selling cheap knock-offs and illegally using the “Liz Fields” name.  Please take the extra time to click on the “Contact Us” portion of the retailer’s website and call to find out if they are actually authorized to sell Liz Fields, and what the name is of their actual store.  Just because you find a Liz Fields wedding dress online does not automatically make it a knock-off.  Check with our Store Locator to see if they are truly selling Liz Fields gowns.  This way, you can protect yourself from an unnecessary wedding day nightmare.  If you still remain unsure if the dress you are about to order is a true Liz Fields dress, please feel free to contact us.  We read all of our emails and we will be happy to steer you in the right direction.

Also, please keep in mind that when you go to a boutique, you might pay a little more for your gown, but you are getting service and attention that you will not receive when you purchase online.  Using a store for fittings and then ordering online is exactly why stores around the country keep closing their doors.  When visiting a storefront retail location in your area you are not only giving revenue back to your community, but you are also ensuring that you get a proper fitting gown, and that it arrives correct and on-time.  You are also opening yourself up to options you may not know about when you just visit an online store.  This is a joyous time for you and our Authorized Retailers are wonderful, ready to share your joy, and knowledgeable enough to make your day as wonderful as it can be.

Discover the Lo-Ve-La charm at a boutique near you.

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Inspiration Series: STYLE #9013

 
 

Lo-Ve-La by Liz Fields Bridal gown style #9013

“The Romantic”

 

Iris was always the maker of other people’s dreams. In school, she was the one who set her friends up on dates.  She would wait at home curled up with a good love story waiting for the phone call telling her how romantic their nights had been.  She would happily listen knowing that she had been right.  

After graduation, Iris knew that she was meant to be a wedding planner because she loved helping other people have their perfect night.  It wasn’t until an old friendship blossomed into a romance that she realized it was time for her to have a perfect night of her own.  

For her dress, Iris wanted to go classical and romantic, and she choose a Liz Fields original, style 9013.  This strapless tulle bridal gown, with beaded and embroidered lace appliqués, and a hem treated with lace appliqués makes her feel like a character out of one of her books.  Iris is excited that she gets to be the one with the romantic wedding story to tell everyone now.

 

 

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Wedding Style Tips For Hot Summer Days

It is currently 103° outside!  Just thinking about how hot it is makes me feel overheated!

I can’t help but think that on a day like today I would hate being a bride wearing a huge wedding dress with a long train.  Even if the dress is sleeveless, +100° weather is not the time to mess around!

If you are considering having your wedding on a lovely summer day, here are some styles I recommend to stay cool in while still looking gorgeous.

The dresses shown are from our Liz Fields Destination Bridal collection, and with their light chiffon and charmeuse fabrics you will feel as great as you look!

Meanwhile, don’t forget about your girls.  If your bridesmaids are dropping like flies in the heat it might just put a damper on your wedding!  I’m joking, but as someone who was a Maid of Honor just a few years ago, little things like heat can be very distracting, and you don’t want anything distracting from your day.

This style is perfect if you want your bridesmaids dresses to have a formal look during the ceremony, but a ready-to-dance look at the reception.

Liz Fields Bridesmaid Style 309

Keep cool, and remember that the national weather service recommends that you say in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Your (Overheated) Guest Blogger – Ariel 

And The Winners Are…

Hello Everyone, I am sad to say that our Fashion Origami contests have come to a close!  It has been so much fun!

First, I would like to introduce our guest judges, Carolyn and Kate.  Carolyn and Kate are sisters, and you may recall Carolyn is my 8-year-old friend who originally inspired this entire origami series.

For those who haven’t been following from the beginning here is a summary of the contests

Our Contest :  At Liz Fields we are going to make one origami garment each day and post them here. Whoever has the best collection at the end of 60 days, wins! Think of it as Project Runway meets Julie & Julia.

Your Contest:  We would love you play along with us!  Send us your own fashion origami creations and at the end of 60 days one lucky contestant will win a Liz Fields original hairpiece featured in our Fall 2010 photo shoot!  This is a great unique accessory to wear on your wedding day!

Now it is my pleasure to congratulate Anna, from Chicago, Illinois, on her origami wedding dress submission.  Great job Anna, we will be contacting you soon!

I am also pleased to announce the winner of our own Liz Fieldsorigami contest.  The winner is, Roxan!

Here is what Carolyn and Kate had to say about their decision.

“We chose this because we love how she made the wedding dress with the tiers and we loved the purple shoes with the matching bag.  Very cool!” 

A big thank you to all of our participants, I hope you had as much fun making your origami pieces as we did!  Of course thank you to Carolyn and Kate for being great guest judges!

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Who is wearing Liz Fields: Meghan Conlon!

By Guest Blogger Ariel Hahn

At Liz Fields, our mission is to design wedding dresses and social occasion dresses for real women to fall in love with.  So often, we never know who is wearing our dresses as we usually only deal with the boutiques and salons who sell our dresses.  Every once in a while however, a story comes along that reminds us our mission is working.

The first special women we would like to introduce you to was brought to us by Bel Fiore Bridal, in Marietta, GA.  Meghan Conlon is actually one of the friendly faces you would see if you were to go shopping at Bel Fiore Bridal.  

Meghan’s now fiancé proposed to her last June at sunset on the beautiful beach of Marco Island, FL., how romantic!  They are going to be married on the beach this September.

Meghan and Austan

We are truly honored and excited that someone who works around bridesmaids dresses all day long has chosen one of Liz Fields original dresses as her style for the bridal party! 

Here is the bridesmaids dress Meghan chose:

Liz Fields Social Occasion Dress Style #240 in Moss

Congratulations Meghan!!

If you have a story or wedding that you would like to be included in our “Who is Wearing Liz Fields” series, email us at lizfields@lizfields.com

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Fashion Origami Competition: Liz Fields Collection – Day 23

Our contest to create your own origami garment, and win a Liz Fields original hairpiece, is still going on!  This accessory was featured in our fall 2010 Wedding Dress and Bridesmaid dress photo shoot!  This is the perfect unique accessory to wear on your wedding day, or even at your prom!  Just send your photos to Lizfields@Lizfields.com

Meanwhile, our Liz Fields contestants are in a head-to-head race of our own.  We just couldn’t resist having our own contest.  Our origami contest is being judged as a collection and ranges from origami formal wear, to accessories, to wedding gowns.  Whoever has the best overall showing at the end of 60 days wins!

Here is the latest addition to my collection:

Dress and Jacket by Liz Fields

My origami collection as of May 19th:

Origami collection by Liz Fields

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